The Politics of Industrial Recruitment: Japanese Automobile Investment and Economic Development in the American States


The essays in this volume explore the phenomenon of foreign industrial recruitment in terms of the experience of six mid-American states--Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee--in attracting Japanese automobile assembly facilities. The contributors illumate the background to and the comparative setting for the mid-American competition for Japanese automobile plants in the era of international corporate flight, probe the dynamics of development in terms of six site-specific studies, and place these six state industrial recruitment experiences within the wider framework of federal-state relations.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • H. Brinton Milward
  • Heidi Hosbach Newman
  • Lynn W. Bachelor
  • Nancy S. Lind
  • John P. Blair
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990


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